Rother tree champions: have your say

In recognition of the importance of trees within our environment, Rother tree enthusiasts and tree champions are encouraged to have their say on a development of a programme of activities by taking part in an online survey.

Trees are an invaluable resource within the Rother District. They purify our air, produce oxygen to allow us to breathe, host a diversity of wildlife, provide timber and fuel, and perhaps most important of all, make us healthier and happier.

The aim of the programme is to bring tree enthusiasts and tree champions across the Rother District together, creating a forum to exchange knowledge and best practice.

The programme of activities being developed for next year will comprise online tree hour webinars on a tree-related topic, sites visits to places of interest, and a one day course LANTRA Basic Tree Survey and Inspection, currently scheduled for early May next year.

The survey is open to:

  • Tree champions across the Rother District who are affiliated with and formally acknowledged as Tree Wardens for a parish or a town – effectively volunteer environmental officers who are the first port of call when a tree problem arises locally.
  • Other tree enthusiasts who are interested in being part of a community championing trees within the Rother district; and ideally have some arboriculture knowledge.

Many parish and town Tree Wardens are formally part of the Tree Council scheme that defines Tree Wardens as “local tree champions who plant, look after and stand up for the trees in their patch.“

If you can find a few minutes to complete the following survey to assist in developing something quite special, it would be much appreciated. The survey will close on 15th January.

Published: 5th January 2021